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Promoting Patient Safety by Managing Health IT Risks

Amy Helwig | July 10, 2014

Everyone agrees that health IT safety is important.  Promoting Patient Safety Through Effective Health Information Technology Risk Management is a research report that looks into the challenges faced by hospitals and ambulatory practices that implement health IT risk management interventions.  The research was conducted by RAND Corporation and the ECRI Institute under contract to ONC.

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A new pilot helps battle hepatitis C with health IT and telemedicine

Amy Helwig | June 18, 2014


John W. Ward, MD
Director, Division of Viral Hepatitis
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Amy Helwig, MD, MS
Medical Officer
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
Health IT and telemedicine are important tools to help early diagnosis and treatment of a growing problem in the U.S. – hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new pilot program to help use telemedicine to fight HCV,

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EHR Certification Criteria for SNOMED CT will help doctors transition to ICD-10

Amy Helwig | October 29, 2013

As the implementation of Meaningful Use Stage 2 gets underway, now is a good time to take a closer look at some of the ways the transition to ICD-10 will support better health care across the nation. One piece of the ONC 2014 Standards and Certification regulation that deserves a closer look is the requirement that certified electronic health record (EHR) technology use the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine – Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) to represent patient problems,

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